AMRAD Dumpster Dive Saturday

Terry Fox wb4jfi at
Thu Nov 2 22:14:06 CST 2006

Sounds like fun.  Wish I was there.  Don't let any valuable gems end up in
the dumpster!!

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Frank Gentges" <fgentges at>
To: "Tacos" <tacos at>
Sent: Thursday, November 02, 2006 8:47 PM
Subject: AMRAD Dumpster Dive Saturday

> AMRAD has been offered the opportunity for members to attend a
> pre-dumpster session at a warehouse near the lab so members can take
> whatever they like before the rest goes into the dumpster.
> This gear was specially built for the 800 MHz range as prototypes for a
> special large scale test.  It includes some DSP chassis, some RF chassis
> with internals built by Interad Ltd.  Lots of SMA cabling and little
> boxes sealed up with gosh knows what inside.  I do see some MiniCircuits
> SMA splitter boxes.  Some if not most of this gear is in 10.5 inch rack
> mount boxes fitted with fans and nifty drop down doors in the front.
> Once stripped of its insides the boxes could be a basis for all sorts of
> RF and Computer projects.  There are about 35 various rack mount boxes
> like this so everyone should get one or more to take home.
> There are some Lambda power supplies, GPS receivers, and all sorts of
> odds and ends inside too.
> The plan is to meet at tacos and then convoy out to the lab and thence
> to the dumpster dive site.  Here is a chance for everyone to stock up on
> lots of good pieces for winter projects.
> I really hate to see any of this make it to the dumpster and we have
> been offered a great opportunity to prevent this.
> Frank K0BRA
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